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Sage Estimating

Automated enterprise estimation

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Sage Estimating Pricing, Features, Reviews and Alternatives

Sage Estimating product overview

What is Sage Estimating?

Sage Estimating works in tandem with job cost and accounting in Sage business management software such as Sage Timberline Office. Then, once a bid is approved, the appropriate data feeds seamlessly from estimating to accounting and job cost. No data loss. No redundant entry. As a result, it’s easier to share project details with your entire team. Sage offers a number of electronic takeoff solutions to best fit your specific needs. Regardless of the solution you choose, using an electronic takeoff solution has proven to significantly increase productivity, efficiency and accuracy among estimators.

Key benefits of using Sage Estimating

  • Build estimates and accounting - Sage Estimating gathers your clients data and displays all in a spreadsheet which can be easily updated on the go. Sage Estimating can automatically generate estimates based on clients trends and predictions.

  • Knowledgebases, online support and guidance - Sage Estimating provides an additional support service, which includes: telephone, email, knowledgebase, FAQ's and video tutorials - to ensure you are kept aware of all company and software developments.

  • Dashboard and permissions - Sage Estimating lets you create a custom dashboard so you can view the most relevant news feeds. You can also create user permissions to ensure only desired members of staff can view certain data, information and reports.
  • Typical customers

    Freelancers
    Small businesses
    Mid size businesses
    Large enterprises

    Platforms supported

    Web
    Android
    iPhone/iPad

    Support options

    FAQs/Forum
    Email/Help Desk
    Knowledge Base

    Training options

    Videos

    Sage Estimating features

    Functionality

    4.1

    /5

    78
    Total Features4 1 categories

    Most valued features by users

    Estimating
    Takeoff
    Audit Trail
    Cost Database

    Sage Estimating users reviews

    Overall rating

    4.1

    /5

    78

    Positive reviews

    78%

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    Rating breakdown
    • Value for money
    • Ease of use
    • Features
    • Customer support
    • Likelihood to recommend8.03/10
    Rating distribution

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    Pros
    I love sage products best they represent the best of breed. New features are always being developed and the ease of use is excellent especially in construction is important.

    CM

    Cory M.

    It is excellent for sending info from one module to the others. It is very helpful during the cost analysis process.

    LC

    Laurie C.

    Have not fully used the software so will adjust accordingly after use. Integration with eTakeoff is nice since hopefully it combines Bluebeam Revu and RS Means/Excel in one.

    CL

    Chris L.

    Cons
    Difficult to use, easy to mess up (when substitute, it keeps asking to change similar item, no way to stop it and cannot undo), undo is very limited.

    PB

    Patrick B.

    A. Database formulas work every time and warn you when something is missing.

    RH

    Robin H.

    It is still very confusing. The integration with CRE300 is pretty sad (Address Book and Export/Import).

    AR

    Anonymous Reviewer

    Overall Rating
    • Value for money
    • Ease of use
    • Features
    • Customer support
    • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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    Estimate Management

    Reviewed 5 months ago

    Overall Sage SQL Estimating is a very stable and robustly powerful estimating tool.

    Pros

    One of the best things about Sage SQL Estimating is the ability to breakdown an estimate into an unbelievable number of different ways allowing both company standard breakdowns and complex bid form breakdowns at the same time. This also allows standard estimate formatting across all different divisions of our company while working together to complete very large estimates.

    Cons

    The two most limiting drawbacks of this software is the inability to create a specification driven takeoff system. The second drawback is the ability to error check the takeoff against a specification to make sure the entry is conforming to the specification and/or is correctly entered. Some of this can be done through assemblies, but not all of this can be done and is why this is very limited for the use of Process Piping System.

    Overall Rating
    • Value for money
    • Ease of use
    • Features
    • Customer support
    • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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    My Timberline Accessment

    Reviewed 10 months ago

    It saves overall time in lieu of using an excel estimate.

    Pros

    I've used it in the past when it was simply Timberline (both DOS and Windows versions) with other companies. It is easy to use

    Cons

    Don't care much for the yearly cost as it seems excessive. Would like to see in lieu of monthly free webinars that cater more for new or potential buyers, webinars for how to utilize the software to its maximum potential.

    Vendor response

    Thank you for your feedback! We appreciate your business and look forward to helping drive your continued success in construction and real estate.

    Overall Rating
    • Value for money
    • Ease of use
    • Features
    • Customer support
    • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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    Essential Estimating Software

    Reviewed 15 days ago

    This program is a must have for any construction company. Sage estimating has standardized company estimating practices and estimate formats that has allowed us to more accurately track historical data. Sage estimating has also streamlined our estimating process and allowed us to get away from the human error factor when creating formulas in spreadsheets.

    Pros

    Sage Estimating is well worth the investment. Not only does it take the error potential out of spreadsheet mistakes, it also allows for a fully customizable database as well as the ability to create & tailor automatic formulas and assemblies to your particular company structure and process. The software is easily customizable in all assets (estimate format, database, sort level, CSI vs. Uniformat, WBS, formulas & assemblies). Another great feature is the ability to easily update production rates, labor rates & material prices in the database with the click of a button, so all team members always have the most current data. Sage offers great support for their products and has a comprehensive online forum for all things related to the program.

    Cons

    Although it is very intuitive and much more user friendly than previous versions, there is still a small amount of training required/highly recommended to smoothly & confidently navigate and operate the program.

    Overall Rating
    • Value for money
    • Ease of use
    • Features
    • Customer support
    • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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    Estimating with Sage/Timberline

    Reviewed 7 years ago
    Pros

    I know that the spreadsheet adds up correctly. This is key when it comes to bidding work. We have built our own databases, and use them quite a bit for concrete, masonry, and drywall.

    Cons

    Upgrades with pervasive can be cumbersome. It would be useful if the download was something that could be pushed down to users. Granted right now I am behind on my upgrades because our IT department does not like to deal with the upgrades.

    Overall Rating
    • Value for money
    • Ease of use
    • Features
    • Customer support
    • Likelihood to recommend7/10

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    End User

    Reviewed 8 months ago

    Estimating spreadsheet is flexible, easy, and visually understandable. WBS is the best tool to organize an estimate based on project specific design, owner's needs, and estimator's methods.

    Pros

    Take off items and assemblies Detail Window Totals Window Easy to manipulate the estimate WBS organization Alternate option pricing

    Cons

    Subcontractor Grid is a mess Job Cost interphase is a mess Alternate calculation on Indirect costs need to be fixed

    Vendor response

    Thank you for your feedback! We appreciate your business and look forward to helping drive your continued success in construction and real estate.

    Sage Estimating FAQs and common questions

    Sage Estimating has the following typical customers:
    Large Enterprises, Mid Size Business, Public Administrations, Small Business


    No, Sage Estimating does not have an API available.


    Sage Estimating offers the following support options:
    FAQs/Forum, Email/Help Desk, Knowledge Base

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